. Robin Follette
Robin Follette is a writer, photographer and radio show co-host who lives with her husband Steve on a homestead in the Maine woods. Their daughters Kristin and Taylor have grown and flown, leaving behind an empty nest if it weren’t for the dogs.
Freelance Writer, Editor, Photographer
Robin has been a freelance writer, editor and photographer for two decades. Her work appears in gardening, homesteading, farming (Lancaster Farming, Farm & Garden, Quoddy Tides) and outdoors newspapers and magazines (Outdoors Unlimited, Bangor Daily News, 1800Gear, 1800gunsandammo, The Liberty Project). She’s semi-retired from freelance in order to finish a memoir, and her current work appears only in Walden Publishing and Maine Woodlands. You may read A Life In The Wild, her blog about food, homesteading, and being an outdoors woman in Maine.
On The Fire, a radio show focused on uncomplicated yet delicious food everyone can cook. The show airs as part of The Wild Wild in eight mid-western states. Robin’s love of radio was sparked by guest appearances on Writer’s Forum, MPBN’s Maine Calling, Maine Outdoors and other programs.
Robin’s awards include a Maine Press Association award for her BDN blog Robin’s Outdoors, recognition by FEMA for reporting on conditions during major flooding, and occasional photography contests.
A Love of the Outdoors
The outdoors is the base of Robin’s life. She and Steve wild harvest, hunt, fish and garden for most of the food they eat. As an outdoors educator she eases children and adults into a comfort zone, and then helps them expand step by step out of that zone.
“Bored people are boring people. I never want to be boring.” ~Robin Follette
Robin lives in a tiny town, population 60, that has three miles of paved road. She shares her 45 acres of forest with whitetailed deer, moose, bobcats, coyotes, black bears, too many red squirrels, and a short-tailed weasel (ermine in the winter) that lives in the wood shed. Ziplining and riding a water buffalo on a rice farm in Asia when she was a pre-schooler were strong starts to outdoors adventure.